New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell is having a great tour of England. In the three innings that he has played in the Test series so far, he has already scored two centuries. He has been a saviour for the Black Caps. While many other batters failed, Mitchell has done really well. Besides, he has been good on the field in addition to helping with the bat. Despite missing a couple of catches on the first day, he held on to a sharp chance to dismiss Alex Lees.
The batting all-rounder appeared to be enjoying his time in the middle, as he attempted to play a prank on the English fans on the third day of the second Test. However, he ended up humiliating himself. Michael Bracewell was bowling to Pope, who hit a reverse sweep straight into the hands of Mitchell, who was positioned at short third-man.
The fielder then threw the ball up in the air like it was a wicket. The audience fell for the prank as well, going utterly quiet. The English audience began booing as they spotted Daryl Mitchell rushing to grab control of the ball because they saw Mitchell was celebrating a crowd catch, which meant the ball had already hit the ground before Mitchell could grab it. In the end, Mitchell was embarrassed as Root and Pope squeezed in a single.
England Cricket Team’s official Instagram handle posted the video. “When the crowd catch goes wrong!” read the caption.
Here is the video
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As for the match, Trent Bridge has witnessed batting greatness throughout the match. In the first innings, New Zealand scored 553 runs, with Daryl Mitchell scoring 190. In response, Joe Root took charge of the English team, scoring 176 runs in the team’s total of 539. The Black Caps managed a lead of 14 runs going into the next innings.
However, England’s unit bowled brilliantly to take seven wickets on day four of the match. New Zealand currently has a score of 224/7 with a lead of 238 runs heading into the final day.